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Last 1,549 GBp
Change Today +7.00 / 0.45%
Volume 1.2M
As of 8:31 AM 05/6/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

sse plc (SSE) Snapshot

Open
1,539 GBp
Previous Close
1,542 GBp
Day High
1,558 GBp
Day Low
1,524 GBp
52 Week High
12/5/14 - 1,682 GBp
52 Week Low
08/1/14 - 1,426 GBp
Market Cap
15.4B
Average Volume 10 Days
2.5M
EPS TTM
0.21 GBp
Shares Outstanding
993.1M
EX-Date
01/22/15
P/E TM
74.6x
Dividend
97.00 GBp
Dividend Yield
6.26%
Current Stock Chart for SSE PLC (SSE)

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sse plc (SSE) Details

SSE plc generates, transmits, distributes, and supplies electricity in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It also produces, stores, distributes, and supplies natural gas, as well as is involved in energy portfolio management activities. The company generates electricity from gas, oil, coal, water, and wind. It operates in three segments: Networks, Retail, and Wholesale. The company’s electricity networks transmit and distribute electricity to approximately 3.7 million businesses, offices, and homes through approximately 130,000 kilometers of overhead lines and underground cables; and gas networks distribute gas to approximately 5.7 million homes, offices, and businesses through 75,000 kilometers of gas mains. It also supplies electricity and gas to approximately 9.1 million households and businesses under the SSE, Scottish Hydro, Southern Electric, SWALEC, Atlantic, and Airtricity brands. The company owns or has an ownership interest in approximately 11,665 megawatts of generation capacity. In addition, it provides street and highway lighting; designs, builds, owns, and operates networks for electricity, gas, water, and heat; network capacity, bandwidth, and data center services through 13,700 kilometers of fiber optic cable, leased lit fiber, and microwave radio networks, as well as 17 data centers; and water and sewerage services. Further, the company offers energy-related products and services, including home services, such as gas boiler, central heating and wiring maintenance and installation, telephone line rental, and calls and broadband services; supplying, installing, maintaining, and reading meters in the household, commercial, industrial, and generation sectors; and domestic, commercial, and industrial mechanical and electrical contracting, and electrical and instrumentation engineering services. SSE plc was incorporated in 1989 and is based in Perth, the United Kingdom.

19,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 11/12/14
Founded in 1989

sse plc (SSE) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director, ...
Total Annual Compensation: 702.0K GBP
Finance Director, Executive Director, Member ...
Total Annual Compensation: 594.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

sse plc (SSE) Key Developments

SSE plc Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal 2015

SSE plc provided earnings guidance for the fiscal 2015. For the year, the company expects that it will deliver adjusted earnings per share around the level achieved in fiscal 2014. Operating profit is expected to be slightly higher than the level achieved in fiscal 2014. At the same time, however, in view of the wider energy sector conditions, the company continues to recognize that its ability to deliver increases in adjusted earnings per share remains subject to additional risk in 2015/16 and 2016/17.

National Grid Selects Peterhead Gas-Fired Station for Voltage Support Services

National Grid plc has selected Peterhead gas-fired power station, owned and operated by SSE, for voltage support services, between April 2016 and September 2017. Voltage control is the method by which National Grid uses equipment such as power stations, overhead lines, underground cables and compensation equipment to ensure that the voltage at which the GB system operates remains within statutory limits, both in day-to-day operation and following a fault. Peterhead was selected because its proposal was determined to be the most beneficial across a number of factors. These include the ability to provide system stability and resilience, and value for money for GB consumers. The baseline value of the contract is GBP 15 million, and any utilisation fees will be reflective of market conditions at that time.

SSE plc Announces Executive Changes

Lord Smith of Kelvin, Chairman of SSE plc, has decided to bring forward his previously-announced intention to step down from the post and from the Board to the end of the company's Annual General Meeting on 23 July 2015. This is earlier than planned and follows the announcement that he will be appointed Chairman of IMI plc. Richard Gillingwater CBE, currently Deputy Chairman, will take up his previously-announced appointment as Chairman of SSE plc on completion of the AGM, subject to being re-elected to the Board at the Meeting. The company expects to appoint a new non-Executive Director and appoint a Senior Independent Director in the next few months. Richard joined the Board of SSE plc as a non-Executive Director in 2007 and became Senior Independent Director in 2012. Following an appointment process led by independent non-Executive Director Katie Bickerstaffe, it was announced in November 2014 that he would become, first, Deputy Chairman and, subsequently, Chairman. Robert joined the Board of SSE plc as a non-Executive Director in 2003 and became Chairman in 2005. Although he will no longer be a member of the Board, he will be retained by SSE's Executive Committee for a further year to provide advice and counsel on key business issues relating to Scotland.

 

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